Friday, August 1, 2014

My Commonwealth country

Samoa is located in the continent of Oceania. Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Island, Vanuatu and more are also located in Oceania. This country is the 9th most populated island/country in Oceania, with the total of 187, 275. That is a lot. The capital of Samoa is Apia. Apia is also the largest city in Samoa with Upolu. In Samoa there are approximately 51.6% (96, 697) of males and 48.4% (90, 578) females. So of course there are more males.  

The culture of Samoa is Samoan and the language is Samoan. But they speak English also. In Samoa the most popular sport to play is Rugby 7’s. They love to play this kind of sport, they also love rugby and volley but 7’s are the most known sport. In Rugby 7’s the Samoan team is called Manu Samoa, and in the Commonwealth 2014 their last game was against Australia and Samoa lost. They came 4th. Samoa is one of the top ten for the Rugby 7’s teams, and they are coming 8th in the world.

On the Samoan flag there are 5 stars. It is red on the outside and there is a blue square on the left corner of the flag with the 5 white stars in it. The Samoan flag has a meaning. It was adopted on the January 1st, 1962. The 5 white stars symbolise the Southern Cross. On the Samoan flag, the blue is said to represent freedom. Red is the representative of courage, and it is also the Samoan colour.

Samoa joined the Commonwealth games in 1970. They compete in Rugby 7’s, Weightlifting, Boxing, Track racing and more. Samoa has only 3 medals, this Commonwealth for only weightlifting. They got 2 Silver medals and 1 Bronze medal, and they are coming 21st on the Medal Table.  

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